Back to the Colorado Rockies Newsfeed

Saunders: “Juiced baseballs” make it tough to evaluate players’ true worth


At the end of the season, big-league teams will sit down, evaluate and grade all of their players. Good luck with that.

Because in a season tainted by “juiced baseballs” it’s going to be very difficult to judge a player’s true worth.

For example:

— Kansas City’s Jorge Soler has hit 45 home runs and is likely to wear the American League home run crown. Yes, he’s always had power potential, but he only launched nine home runs last season.

— The Twins are the first team in history to have five 30-homer players in one season.